The facts are, *228 option 1 does initial program AND option 2 (PRL Update). Option 1 only needs to be done when initially activated or reactivated. Option 2 that retrieves the newest PRL's should be done every 2-3 months, so vzw says. But I do it more often. For Smartphone / PPC owners, per vzw Data support, it's OK. If not recommended to do Opt. 1 as often as Opt. 2 due to the fact that theirs potentially more data that will / can be retrieved.